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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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I'm wondering how long after I have gotten my dental braces will i see a difference in straighter teeth?

Quite soon: I would say, "quite soon", as the exact number of months or weeks will be impossible to give without knowing your pre-braces condition and your idea of "straighter". With that being said, you will notice a nice change within 3-6 months in most cases. Ask your orthodontist/dentist how your teeth will be moved: if back teeth need to move a lot first, you may not see much difference for a while. ...Read more

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What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

Many: Moderate to severe crowding or spacing, excessive vertical overbite or horizontal overjet, skeletal imbalance, and many other situations. See a fully qualified Orthodontist for initial examination (usually free) to discuss what Orthodontics can do for you. Often Orthodontist and Restorative Dentist work hand in hand to provide you with best possible care. Seek quality, not shortcuts. ...Read more

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Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Maybe, too much: Both treatments could be used at the same time, but might be overwhelming to have the entire oral environment under physical stress and 'load forces' continuously. Probably quite uncomfortable also. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read more

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What to do if i need a braces/ dental expert. Please help?

Ask: Ask your family dentist to refer you to a qualified orthodontic specialist. Initial exam usually free. Orthodontists offer payment plans. Also consider the orthodontic department at any us dental school. ...Read more

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What kind of dental work do I need before i get braces put on?

What kind of dental work do I need before i get braces put on?

Decay removal: Braces are a lot of hardware and difficult to clean around. So, make sure everything is clean and decay free before you get the hardware installed. ...Read more

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How long can I go without wearing dental retainer after getting off braces?

How long can I go without wearing dental retainer after getting off braces?

Don't: You spent a lot of money and time in braces. Your teeth can start moving over night, right after the braces come off. If you wait till you notice a tooth has moved the retainer may not fit. ...Read more

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What to do if I have braces, can I still have a dental x-ray?

What to do if I have braces, can I still have a dental x-ray?

X-rays with braces?: Yes, you can still have x-rays taken. Metal bands and bracket will block some of the areas of the teeth that are normally visible on x-rays. In certain cases we forgo taking x-rays when patients have orthodontic attachments, while in other cases it becomes more important to see on x-ray what we cannot with a visual examination. Your dentist would be the best one to determine the need for x-rays. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is worse- braces or invisalign?

Dental experts! what is worse- braces or invisalign?

Ortho Rx: In the hands of a qualified Orthodontic Specialist braces are about twice as effective as clear aligners. Advantage to trays, hard to see. Disadvantage, cost more and don't work as well. Know also Specialist has years more training and does nothing but correction of crooked teeth/jaws, so see a specialist for best advice/Rx. ...Read more

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